Jarava Lal Mehta

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Jarava Lal Mehta
Born 1912
Died 11 July 1988
Era 20th century Philosophy
Region Western philosophy, Indian philosophy
School Continental
Main interests
Existentialism, hermeneutics
Notable ideas
reconciling Eastern and Western thought

Jarava Lal Mehta (1912 – 11 July 1988) was an Indian philosopher, an expert on the philosophy of Martin Heidegger.[1][2][3][4]


  • Philosophy of Martin Heidegger, Harper & Row, 1971
  • Martin Heidegger: the Way and the Vision, The University Press of Hawaii, 1976
  • India and the West: The Problem of Understanding, Scholars Press, 1985
  • J.L. Mehta on Heidegger, Hermeneutics and Indian Tradition, edited by William J. Jackson, Brill Academic Pub, 1992
  • Philosophy and religion: Essays in interpretation, Indian Council of Philosophical Research and Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, 1990
  • A history of the Panjab University, Chandigarh (1947-1967), with R. R. Sethi, Panjab University Publication Bureau, 1968
  • Kavikarma aura cintana: Sarjana ke do ayama (Hirananda Sastri vyakhyanamala) (Hindi Edition), Nesanala Pablisinga Hausa, 1986


Further reading[edit]

  • On the Death of the Pilgrim: The Postcolonial Hermeneutics of Jarava Lal Mehta (Sophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures, Vol. 3), Thomas B. Ellis, Springer, 2012